Austin McPheron
    Austin  McPheron


    Johnston City, Ill.

    High School:
    Johnston City

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 245





    Salukis clinch series over Evansville with 4-0 shutout victory

    Michael Baird earned his ninth win of the season


    Salukis record four hits in 7-1 loss to Arkansas State

    Jake Hand and Greg Lambert had two hits each


    Southern drops series opener to Dallas Baptist, 5-2

    SIU got within a run in the fifth, but could not complete the rally


    Saluki Baseball drops series opener to Memphis, 7-4

    Southern gave up five runs over the final seven innings


    2016 Saluki Baseball preview

    Southern opens the season Feb. 19 at McNeese State


    Baseball vs. Western Kentucky 2/16/14

    Photo Gallery

    2015 (Sophomore)
    Made nine appearances with four starts… Pitched two innings against TCU, giving up one hit… Pitched two inning at Murray State on 3/31, giving up two hits and holding the Racers scoreless.

    2014 (Freshman)
    2014 Game-by-Game
    Made 14 appearances and six starts... Made his debut on 2/16/14 at Western Kentucky... Made his first career start against Missouri on 4/1/14... Earned his first career win at UT Martin after pitching 1.2 innings... Earned his second win of the season after pitching 6.0 innings against Austin Peay on 4/16/14... Picked up his third win against SEMO on 4/22/14, where he pitched 6.0 innings... Gave up two hits in 4.1 innings pitched against Mississippi Valley to earn his fourth win of the season... Had a career high three strikeouts against Missouri.

    High School
    Three-time All-Black Diamond Conference first team selection...Holds the Johnston City career records for strikeouts and ERA and single-season records for wins, and strikeouts...Threw three no-hitters...Two-time SIBCA All-Star...As a senior, helped the Indians to a 23-8-1 record, posting a 6-2 mark with a 2.227 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 56.0 innings...Also hit .398 with three home runs and 26 RBIs...As a junior, went 10-2 with two saves...As a sophomore, went 9-2 with one save...Holds school records for career wins, season wins, and strikeouts in a season.

    Full name is Austin Taylor McPheron...Born on July 3, 1995 in Carbondale...Son of George and Michele McPheron...Father is a WPS file coordinator in medicare systems, mother is a sales representative for SI Trader...Majoring in physical therapy.